UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 29-30, 1981


Pages 133-139

                          BOARD OF REGENTS

                     UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                            May 29, 1981

The Board of Regents met in special session on the above date in

the Carlson Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present:  Vice Chairman John R. Mc Bride, Presiding

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher

                  Mrs. June Whitley

Members absent:   Mr. Robert A. Cashell

                  Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mr. John Tom Ross

Others present:   President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Joseph Crowley, UNR

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President James Eardley, TMCC

                  President Judith Eaton, CCCC

                  President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

                  President Clifford Murino, DRI

                  Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly

                  Secretary Bonnie Smotony

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Mc Bride at

9:50 A.M.  Mr. Mc Bride explained that Chairman Cashell and Chan-

cellor Bersi had been called to Carson City on legislative mat-

ters and had asked that the meeting proceed without them.

 1.  Proposed Professional Salary Schedule for 1981-82

     Mr. Mc Bride presented the following memorandum from Chan-

     cellor Bersi:

         A meeting of the System Professional Compensation Com-

         mittee and the Officers of the University of Nevada

         System was held on Wednesday, May 27, 1981, for the

         purpose of developing a recommendation for the alloca-

         tion of the 14% increase in professional salaries pro-

         vided by the 1981 Legislature.

         In accordance with consensus reached by the Compensa-

         tion Committee and the Officers, it is recommended that

         the 14% increase be distributed among continuing faculty

         in the following manner:

         (1)  11% be distributed as an across-the-board increase

              by an appropriate adjustment in each step of cur-

              rent salary schedules.

         (2)  3% be reserved for distribution as additional step

              increases, for correction of inequities, or for

              recognition of merit, with actual distribution to

              be determined within each institution following

              consultation between the faculty and the Adminis-

              tration of that institution.

     Resulting salary schedules were distributed and are filed

     with permanent minutes.

     Mr. Buchanan stated his regret that only 3% was available

     for recognition of merit and expressed concern that out-

     standing faculty could become discouraged and leave.

     Dr. Eric Martin, UNLV Senate Chairman, express his concern

     that the amount provided for professional salary increases

     falls short of that provided by classified employees.

     Dr. Crowley commented on the special problems faced by the

     School of Medicine as a consequence of the substantially

     higher salaries paid to its faculty.  He stated that a 14%

     increase cannot be accommodated without a sacrifice in

     programs, and reported that the Department Chairmen of the

     School of Medicine have indicated their willingness, after

     consultation with the faculty, to accept on behalf of the

     faculty less than 14% as an increase.  He requested that

     the motion reflect that flexibility for the School of


     Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation

     including the request for flexibility in the application of

     the salary increase to School of Medicine faculty.  Motion

     seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

 2.  Proposal for Financing Facility for Diesel Mechanics

     Program, NNCC

     President Berg reported that the Diesel Mechanics Program,

     which had been initiated at NNCC through a CETA grant, had

     been funded by the 1981 Legislature and a facility will be

     needed in which to continue the program.

     He noted that the program has been operated in a rented

     facility.  In the 5-year budget presented when requesting

     the new program, building rental was projected at $95,000.

     However, cost studies have shown that a suitable facility

     can be constructed by the College at a total capital in-

     vestment of $75,000, with an additional $15,000 to make it

     usable for the program.

     Dr. Berg requested that up to $90,000 be made available as

     a loan from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

     to be repaid over a 5-year period from program funds which

     would otherwise be allocated for annual rent payments.

     Mrs. Gallagher moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Whitley, carried without dissent.

     In discussing the proposal, it was suggested that alter-

     native sources for repaying the loan other than State ap-

     propriation be explored, beginning with the 1983-85 bien-


 3.  Acceptance of Gift, UNR

     President Crowley reported that the Wolf Club, through the

     efforts of Robert Mc Donald and Robert Sullivan, had raised

     a total of $550,000 in contributions for the purpose of ex-

     pansion and beautification of Mackay Stadium.  The Wolf Club

     has offered to use these funds to cover the cost of con-

     struction of 34 executive boxes for the stadium, under the

     following conditions:

     A.  The boxes will be built by the Boosters and donated

         to the University of Nevada, Reno;

     B.  Each donor of $15,000 to this gift fund will be of-

         fered a 20-year lease on one of the boxes.

     Mr. Buchanan pointed out that UNLV plans to sell boxes in

     the new pavilion for an initial $25,000 donation, and

     $20,000 per year thereafter.  He questioned why UNR would

     not wish to impose a higher price on these proposed boxes.

     Dr. Crowley explained that these boxes will be in the foot-

     ball stadium, whereas Mr. Buchanan is referring to a bas-

     ketball pavilion.  He also pointed out that the purpose of

     the boxes for the pavilion is to provide operating costs,

     whereas the purpose of the boxes proposed for Mackay Stadium

     is to provide funding for construction.

     Mr. Dick Trachok, Athletic Director for UNR, stated that

     after the initial $15,000 is paid, the donor must still

     purchase 8 season tickets per year.  He also confirmed

     that all of the boxes had been sold and there is a wait-

     ing list.

     Mrs. Whitley moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Gallagher, failed to receive 5 affirmative votes with Mrs.

     Fong casting an opposing vote.

     Mrs. Fong explained that she was concerned that this would

     not generate income, and that she also shared Mr. Buchanan's

     concern that this would establish a precedent which would

     have an adverse effect on sale of boxes for the pavilions

     at a substantially higher price.

     President Crowley pointed out that the effect of the vote

     would be to reject a $550,000 gift offered to the Univer-


     It was agreed that the record would reflect that this action

     would not establish a precedent affecting the future sale of

     executive boxes at either of the pavilions.

     Mrs. Fong asked that her vote be changed to affirmative.

     The Chair declared the motion carried.

 4.  Proposed Change in Underwriting Team

     Mr. Mc Bride recalled for the record that in November, 1979

     the Board approved a management underwriting team, consist-

     ing of Paine, Weber, Jackson and Curtis as the senior man-

     agement underwriter, with Bache, Halsey, Stuart, Shields,

     Inc., Dean, Witter, Reynolds, Inc., and Merrill, Lynch,

     Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc. functioning as co-managers,

     for the revenue bond issue for the two sports pavilions.

     Burrows, Smith and Company was retained as the financial

     consultant for the issue.

     UNS has recently been informed by the Bache firm that

     since their recent acquisition of Burrows, Smith and Co.,

     they are unable to serve as both a member of the under-

     writing team and as financial consultant.  They have,

     therefore, withdrawn to allow Burrows, Smith to continue

     as the University's financial consultant for the issue.

     Mr. Mc Bride reported that Chancellor Bersi recommends

     that Sutro and Company, a Nevada firm with an office in

     Reno, be added to the underwriting team.

     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Gallagher, carried without dissent.

 5.  Request for Allocation from Board of Regents Special

     Projects Account

     Mr. Mc Bride presented a request from Chancellor Bersi

     for an appropriation of $1000 from the Board of Regents

     Special Projects Account to underwrite part of the costs

     of the Special Olympics to be held on the UNLV Campus in


     Mrs. Fong moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Gallagher, carried without dissent.

Mr. Mc Bride reported that two additional items required con-

sideration as emergency items - a recommendation for student

fee increases and a recommendation for action on an investment


Mrs. Fong moved that the following matters be added to the agenda

as emergency items.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried

without dissent.

 6.  Recommendation for Changes in Portfolio

     Mr. Monte Miller requested approval of the following trans-

     actions in the University's portfolio managed by Valley


     Account #52-000113-2


     Shares       Description            Proceeds      Gain/Loss

     1,800        Pittston @28           $ 50,400       $  1,210

     2,400        Internorth @30           72,000         33,671-


     2,300        ASARCO @40 7/8           94,012          3,232-

     TOTAL                               $216,412       $ 35,693-

     Mrs. Gallagher moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Whitley, carried without dissent.

     In response to a question from Mr. Buchanan concerning why

     the banks could not be given the authority to make deci-

     sions which would protect the University against losses

     sustained when the market changes, Mr. Lessly explained

     that the banks cannot act without Board approval and the

     Constitution requires that the Board control all such


 7.  Recommendation for Student Fee Increases

     Mr. Mc Bride presented the following recommendation from

     Chancellor Bersi:

     As part of the appropriation approved by the 1981 Legisla-

     ture, the following increases in the per-credit registra-

     tion fee and the out-of-state tuition were recommended:

     (1)  The out-of-state tuition to be increased from $750 to

          $1000 per semester.

     (2)  The per-credit registration fee for the Universities

          to be increased from $24 to $28 in 1981-82 and to $30

          in 1982-83.

     (3)  The per-credit registration fee for the Community

          Colleges to be increased from $13 to $16 in 1981-82

          and to $17 in 1982-83.

     The Officers recommended that the Work Program be prepared

     to reflect projected revenue which these fee increases

     would provide and that adoption of the new fee schedule

     be included on the June 12 agenda of the Board of Regents.

     Mr. Mc Bride explained that the Chancellor proposed to

     bring this recommendation back to the Board meeting at its

     next meeting for approval but there needed to be some sig-

     nal from the Board that the projected revenues be used in

     the development of the Work Program.

     Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation.

     Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.

 8.  New Business

     A.  Mr. Buchanan distributed a letter requesting that the

         next agenda include discussion of the Ed. D. program at

         UNLV and the report in the media that a moratorium had

         been placed on the program.  He suggested that imposi-

         tion of a moratorium on any degree program was the

         prerogative of the Board and suggested that Dean Kunkel

         be requested to attend the June 12 meeting and that the

         Administration be prepared to discuss this matter.

     B.  Mr. Mc Bride asked that the June agenda include con-

         sideration of the establishment of the School of

         Medicine as a separate entity within the UNS, report-

         ing to the Office of the Chancellor.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 A.M.

                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board